Friday, May 31, 2013

Biltmore Estate

Exterior of the Biltmore Estate at sunset

Library at the Biltmore Estate decorated for Christmas

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Secluded Woodland Paradise

A dream house like no other..... this perfect little log cabin looks snug as a bug in a rug, all nestled in with the trees and rocks of the forest. Show of hands... who wants this dream home?? (Me! Me! Me!)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Traditional Scottish Dry Stone Blackhouse

This is a traditional Scottish dry stone home called a Blackhouse however it's in Canada. Here are some blackhouses in Scotland. The house was built using 126 tons of stone at Eric Landman’s farm near Grand Valley, ON. Notice steps are built into the wall leading up to the chimney and the green roof.

A Man and His Mansion

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Storybook Home

On Canada's Vancouver Island you will find this [] a beautiful example of storybook architecture built by two creative natural builders, Timothy and Daniel []. The cottage was built with local douglas fir, logged and cut with a portable sawmill. The roof is cedar shingles (shakes) hand split and steamed to make them supple enough to follow the curves of the roof.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Modern Highlander House in Zakopane, Poland

This modern Highlander house is in Zakopane, the southern Mountain town located in Poland.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ah.....To be a hobbit....

A real-life hobbit house constructed by a company in Pennsylvania

Interior of a real-life hobbit house constructed by a company in Pennsylvania

Hobbiton (movie set from "The Hobbit")

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The combination of old rough-hewn logs and bricks with new metal-roofed breezeway overlooking a water feature makes this a most interesting exterior. I would love to sip my morning java in the breezeway while plunking a penny or two into the water feature. Happy wishing!